Monthly Archives: November 2013

Who Will Build Our Idea Factory?

I recently began participating as a guest writer for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s CJ Voices website, where rabbis, educators, and lay leaders from the Conservative Movement are able to share their visions for the future of Conservative Judaism. … Continue reading

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I Am Not What Is Mine

This past weekend, I read Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, by my teacher and friend, Rabbi Shai Held.  As someone whose theology was primarily influenced by Heschel, it was a joy to see Rabbi Held synthesize Heschel’s many … Continue reading

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Anti-Semite and Jew

When I taught Hebrew High School, I showed students scenes from a film called The Believer, where Ryan Gosling plays a Jewish man who became a Nazi.   The film was based on the true story of Daniel Burros, a member … Continue reading

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Dvar Tzedek: The Ladder of Integrity

This week, I wrote my second Dvar Tzedek for the American Jewish World Service, which you can read by clicking this link.   My essay focuses on Jacob’s integrity in Parashat Vayetze, and how it relates to the challenge of being … Continue reading

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